2010 Daylight Saving Time to Come to an End this Weekend

November 4, 2010
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It is hard to believe that is time for our clocks to fall back one hour beginning this Sunday morning at 2:00 AM local time, November 7th. This means because of 2010 Daylight Saving time it will be lighter earlier in the morning but unfortunately it will be darker earlier in the evening. By the time that most people come from work it will sadly be dark.

Most people generally like changing the clocks in order to receive one more hour in the evening of daylight. However, many including those with sleep disorders find it difficult to adjust to the time changes. Generally, there is also an increase in heart attacks during the first week of daylight saving time and thus a decrease during the last week when they become less frequent. Additionally, people are also known to be more safe in their driving habits during daylight time. Another interesting unknown fact to most is that the correct way to refer to the changing of the clocks is not 2010 Daylight Savings Time but rather Daylight Saving Time. Who would have known?

Where did the idea of Daylight Saving Time come from? It has been around since World War I and was developed by Benjamin Franklin in order to utilize day light hours more efficiently. Most of the United States, Canada and Europe have opted to take advantage of the Daylight Savings time however federal law does allow states to not take part by passing a State law. Two states, Arizona and Hawaii do not observe daylight saving time.

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One Response to “2010 Daylight Saving Time to Come to an End this Weekend”

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    jac Says:

    What is the point of having this daylight savings time?

    I don’t think it is really a savings. If anything, it adds to the tax burden we are already faced with.

    With the turning back of the clocks, will come the need to turn on our lights sooner. Lights that get turned on when the stoves start firing up for diner. All of which consumes more power. As more power is consumed, the cost of it increases. Hence, all those street lights that get turned on an hour earlier during “peak time” (diner)… hits us all in the pocket book through higher energy costs and/or taxes.

    I personally think that daylight savings should be done away with.

    Wasn’t this to benefit the farmer at one point or something ridiculous like that. Tell him/her to sleep in an hour !

    So, we can keep our taxes and energy bills low!

    its kind of stupidity really.